Sonoma Coast Wine

 

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an extensive part of Sonoma County, California. It stretches between San Pablo Bay to Mendocino along the Pacific coast, east to the coastal ranges. The climate created by such close proximity to the Pacific Ocean is that of heavy rainfall, cool winds and heavy fog. Most of the vineyards are planted into the ridges, keeping them as far above the fogline as possible as well as maximizing their sun exposure. 
 
There are certain varietals that respond well to such conditions, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but the region is also known for its Rieslings and Syrah. 
 
The Fort Ross AVA is included within the Sonoma Coast. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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Varietals Produced in Sonoma Coast View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Sonoma Coast View all

  • Cobb

    Cobb Wines was established in 2001 by Ross and Stephen Cobb and their parents David and Diane to ...

  • Peter Mathis Wine

    Peter Mathis planted his 7.5 acre hillside vineyard in the Sonoma Valley in 1999 with Grenache, P...

  • DuNah Winery

    DuNah Vineyard & Winery lies in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley near the small country town ...

  • Flowers Vineyard & Winery

    As nursery owners in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Walt and Joan Flowers had long dreamed of combin...

  • Meeker Vineyard

    Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977,...

  • Keller Estate

    A visually stunning winery at the gateway to the Sonoma Wine Country. Keller Estate features u...

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Sonoma Coast on Snooth

  • Cenyth Red 2009

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    Another from Lunch at Marcello's and another great one.Soft Tannins, with licorice, spice, moss and damp earth, then blackberry and roasted blueberry. Long long finish. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Murphy-Goode Poker Knight Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2012

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    Full and ripe blackberry, blueberry and black cherry aromas on the nose with a touch of powdered sugar and moist earth. Blackberry, toast and vanilla flavors lead the way with molasses, forest floor, dark chocolate and leather. The tannins are strong but well integrated with the fruit. An age worthy wine but very easy to drink now and quite smooth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Murphy-Goode Single Deck Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2012

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    Powerfully aromatic nose of candied raspberry, blackberry and black cherry. A bit restrained in the mouth, with tight, gripping tannins out ahead of the fruit, which shows nicely on the mid palate of blackberry, black currant, leather, espresso beans, and a touch of tar. This is a powerful Cabernet and for lovers of this style of wine it's a rea... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Terra A Lago 2012

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    This is inviting and cool on the nose with soft aromas of crushed violets, blackberries and ripe plums. In the mouth it's quite boisterous and full of fresh acidity, dark chocolate and blackberries and black currants. This is a bold wine that is not afraid to show a good bit of structure and acidity along with the fruit, making it a great candid... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Murphy-Goode Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Big juicy bunches of blackberry and black cherry on the nose with a bit of an herbal note to it as well. In the mouth, gripping tannins hit immediately and don't let go, almost but not quite masking the blackberry and black cherry fruit with a finish of dark chocolate and coffee. It's possible this will continue to soften over time, so it may be... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Schug Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Coast 2014

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    This is less aromatic than other similar wines with floral notes of melon, butter and whole wheat flour. In the mouth it's also light bodied but flavorful, with melon and grapefruit, lemon and a bit of green apple. Though it finishes with a pop of acidity it mostly trends towards smooth and almost creamy. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Helena Bench Vineyard 2013

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    Grassy peach and marmalade aromas are light and feathery on the delicate nose of this wine. In the mouth, tart acidity matches perfectly with a mineral, saline touch of flint and candied orange peel with lemon notes and a lightly creamy finish of herb butter. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley 2013

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    Tropical banana and mango aromas flanked by peach and lemon notes and a pleasant minerality. Bursts with acidity on the attack, leading to some perceived sweetness but finishes tart and lemony with puckering acidity and a whisp of peach and apricot on the long finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Imagery Estate Winery Wow Oui Pine Mountain Cloverdale Peak 2014

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    I cannot recall a wine as pale in color as this one. I almost looks like water. Big nose of flowers and fruit. Fruit flavors of mango, pineapple, melon, lemon. Once I get past the fruit explosion, this is a very light bodied wine. Nice refreshing acid. Very refreshing summer sipper. Im going to be having grilled tuna with a fruit salsa, t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Sounds like a great trip.  I'm glad you managed to stop at Silver Oak and Caymus, two of my favorites.  Looking forward to seeing pictures.  Did you join any wine clubs while visiting and tasting wines?  I think we belong to around eight, all but one are on the west coast.   Read More

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